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Mobile games gain ground with young consumers

Young people play mobile games almost as much as console and PC games

A new report from the NPD Group, a market research firm, shows that those between the ages of 12 and 17 are playing mobile games as much as they are playing console and PC games. Mobile games may be extremely popular among young consumers because of the value they place on mobile technology. For many young adults, smartphones and tablets are more often considered a symbol of social status rather than a tool of convenience. This is why the demand for mobile technology is so high among young adults when compared to that coming from older consumers.

Report shows teens spend an average of 7 hours per week on mobile gaming

The report suggests that teens aged 12-17 will spend an average of seven hours every week playing mobile games. This is an increase from the five hours per week that the NPD Group had estimated in 2011. The report also notes that mobile games are not only popular among teens. Children as young as 8 years-old frequently play mobile games, even when in the classroom. Even young people that do not have their own smartphones or tablets still find ways to play mobile games, borrowing their friends’ devices or those of their parents.

Mobile Games - Young ConsumersMobile games can be played anywhere

Part of the appeal of mobile games is the fact that they can be played anywhere. This is one of the reasons why these games have become popular among adults, especially those that commute to work on a daily basis. Young adults tend to play mobile games at home, but they will also play these games at school. Indeed, this trend is becoming so prominent that many educators are beginning to look for ways to utilize the popularity of mobile games in order to drive academic progress.

Mobile may eventually win out over console and PC

While mobile games may be popular, teens tend to spend more time on console and PC games. Mobile gaming is expected to continue growing in popularity among young consumers, but it is unclear whether mobile games will replace those on consoles or PC in the foreseeable future. Currently, much of the game industry has begun to focus more aggressively on mobile platforms in order to take advantage of the popularity of mobile gaming.

Project Shield to blur the lines of mobile gaming

Nvidia mobile gamingNVIDIA introduces Project Shield

Mobile gaming has become a massive market, one that is virtually impossible to ignore. The advent of mobile technology ensures that people would have access to new forms of entertainment that could be access wherever they were. Mobile gaming has quickly become one of the most popular forms of entertainment among mobile consumers. Mobile gaming often refers to games specifically designed as applications for smart phones and tablets. Video technology company NVIDIA is looking to change all of that with Project Shield.

Device will put a new spin on mobile gaming

Project Shield was recently announced by NVIDIA and refers to an ambitious new gaming device that is not meant to be an entirely standalone product. Since the rise of mobile gaming, gamers only had access to games that they could play on their mobile device. Despite the overwhelming number of mobile games available, many of these games are very similar to one another, offering limited variety to gamers. NVIDIA believes that Project Shield can help solve this problem because it is designed to provide gamers with much more variety.

Mobile device can stream PC games

Project Shield takes the form of a controller, very similar to those seen with the Xbox 360. This game controller is equipped with its own screen, which provides users with a high-definition look of the game they are playing. While the screen may lack the same fidelity that can be found with many modern tablets and smart phones, Project Shield makes up for its potential shortcomings with the fact that it can play games directly from a PC.

Project Shield may be a welcome gadget for avid gamers

Project Shield is designed to allow users to stream games from their PC to NVIDIA’s handheld device using a WiFi connection. This is one of the device’s most acclaimed features, and NVIDIA expects it to be well received by gamers of all types. Essentially, Project Shield is capable of transforming nearly any game available for the PC into a mobile game. The only problem, of course, is that gamers will need to find a way to extend their WiFi signal if they ever want to leave the house with Project Shield.